Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
Christmas Bimble

So in a regularly occurring feature, Anna and I intrepidly departed Kensington & Chelsea to soak in the vibe of Christmas-time central London. (Well, okay, Mayfair.) We were very proud of ourselves for getting out early – but then we were pretty much out of gas before the sun went down and the lovely lights came up! (Bastards!) In reality, you may be better off looking at last year's pics or perhaps jumping ahead to where the sun finally goes down.

A very happy and peaceful and safe and lovely holiday to all!

Official Start of Bimble Photo Anna kicking against what her fate is going to be at Alex's over Christmas Kicking it with Noel Laddered tights for that damaged look WE'RE ON THE TRAIN! Emerging onto Piccadilly The Ritz A Gallimaufrey of Conveyances Christmas calls for red lipstick - aha, Boots It pays to look up in London Puttin' on the Ritz Xmas Display Anna explained to me the first phoneboxes were painted black in the Blitz The 'Christmas tree' in the Burlington House courtyard (home of the Royal Academy First stop: Fortnum and Mason chocolates - plus kitsch! The next many photos speak for themselves. First drink! Free plum liqueur, yum Taking the stairs, in search of the 'gentlemen's cloakroom' The gentleman's cloakroom was on the floor with ALL THINGS MANLY! MEN! Go ask Alice Gelati! A totally lovely German bloke offered to take this (when we were auto-shooting) Burlington Arcade - no video games, alas How much is that doggie in the window? Don't ask Sheep! Onward to New Bond Street, where one can enjoy absurdly expensive things without having to find room to store them (yeah, or that other thing) Kicking it with the Great Men 'Howdy, boys, anything I should know about?' Anna made me do this one First proper drink stop: Browns Bring on the night! PETA and William Blake - coincidence? Selfridges! Roasted chestnuts! One bag, please, yum Next drink stop: Claridge's, where the Christmas tree this year looked more like a Christmas tree, and less like an undersea adventure The gentlemen's cloakroom at Claridge's has piss guards Yeah Thank f*&% - darkness Regent Street it was This amazing sunset-lit contrail, over the tree in Berkeley Square (Photoshopped to bring everything out) The Ritz as it should originally have been After more drinks and dinner, the walk home got a little silly

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close photo of Michael Stephen Fuchs

Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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THE MANUSCRIPT by Michael Stephen Fuchs
PANDORA'S SISTERS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
D-BOYS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
COUNTER-ASSAULT by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book One - Fortress Britain, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Two - Mogadishu of the Dead, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : Genesis, by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Three - Three Parts Dead, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Four - Maximum Violence, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Five - EXODUS, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Six - The Horizon, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Seven - Death of Empires, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Eight - Empire of the Dead by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : NEMESIS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Nine - Cataclysm by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Ten - The Flood by Michael Stephen Fuchs
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